Comment by Errol Grant — July 13, 2013 @ 9:24 am
Me thinks it must have been the leading Pharisee, (head deacon, perhaps?) They do tythe anise, mint, and all kinds of spices. (Matt.23:23 & Luke 11:42) But to be less conspicuous they could have put it in some zuchini bread and brought it to church for the Wednesday night supper. Um,ummm, delicious.
Comment by Kevin Sorensen — July 13, 2013 @ 9:47 am
I’m wondering if I might have permission to re-print this in our church bulletin/newsletter. Living in southeastern Minnesota, come late July, people in our small church start locking their car doors every Sunday, not for fear of something being stolen, but for fear that they’ll each find a bag of zucchini in their car!
Comment by Angus — July 13, 2013 @ 9:59 am
Kevin: Ah, the summer onslaught of zucchini! By all means, please share this with the congregation.
Comment by the Old Adam — July 13, 2013 @ 10:57 pm
Tomatoes I could understand.
Comment by Dominic — July 14, 2013 @ 3:34 am
Maybe an African visitor, continuing in their customary giving style? Sorry not to bite at the satire, but it is the practice in some parts of Africa to give food offerings.
Comment by John — July 14, 2013 @ 6:36 am
Brother Cain up to his old ways!
Comment by Sterling VanDerwerker — July 15, 2013 @ 8:54 am
and I thought that it would be a line drawing of Satan in the garden with a pitchfork zipping up a snake costume and getting his tail pinched in the zipper…
Comment by Les — July 16, 2013 @ 9:54 am
Does this mean a litter of kittens would also make a suitable offering?
Comment by St. Lee — July 16, 2013 @ 12:11 pm
Some of the brethren thought that Exodus 23:19 [The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God….] was being taken too literally, while others merely thought it suspect that the zucchini always seemed to be the first thing in the garden to ripen.
Comment by Carol — July 17, 2013 @ 6:19 pm
Perhaps someone got confused between the offering, and the pot luck dinner….good thing the green bean casserole wasn’t placed in the offering dish….not a pretty sight when the Church treasurer has to count the day’s offerings…
Comment by Jim — July 25, 2013 @ 9:17 am
Ahh! Zuchinni, the gift that keeps on giving.
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